Pop-up Giving Stations
Places to Connect, Collaborate, Come Together
In the coming weeks, nonprofit organizations and community members from across our region will once again be celebrating a 24-hour online giving event known as the 2022 Giving Challenge. From noon to noon on April 26 - 27, the Giving Challenge will bring together nearly 700 local nonprofits with their passionate donors to support causes they care about while creating transformative impact.
This year, inspired by our community’s willingness to collaborate during previous giving days, several nonprofits are interested in participating in Pop-up Giving Stations. To maximize your organization’s creativity and collaboration, we have created a helpful guide to planning your Pop-up Giving Station.
***Online application form for Pop-up Giving Stations registration available March 1, 2022***
What is a Pop-up Giving Station?
A Pop-up Giving Station is a place for nonprofits of all sizes to come together and invite potential donors to personally connect with their organization during the 2022 Giving Challenge (April 26-27). Creativity is encouraged when planning how your nonprofit organization would like to connect with donors (e.g. entertainment, promo items). Official Pop-up Giving Stations will be recognized on the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Giving Challenge websites.
Interested in Hosting a Pop-up Giving Station?
If your organization is interested in hosting a Pop-up Giving Station, start with the following guidelines:
- Designate a Pop-up Coordinator
- Pick a location with enough space. We would love to see as many organizations working together as possible. (Minimum of five nonprofit organizations with current profiles in The Giving Partner and participating in the 2022 Giving Challenge). For your convenience, you can find a draft letter designed for potential venues, such as local businesses and chambers, that explains what the 2022 Giving Challenge is and how Pop-up Giving Stations work.
- Be prepared to provide tables and chairs for each nonprofit organization.
- Don’t forget about Wi-Fi.
- Be prepared for the rain.
Does the Pop-up Giving Station have to be open the entire 24-hours?
No, the Pop-up Giving Station hosts may decide when they would like to be open during the 24-hour Giving Challenge.
How do I become an "official" Pop-up Giving Station?
If you would like to be included as a 2022 Giving Challenge Pop-up Station on the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Giving Challenge websites, complete the online registration form between March 1-25. The registration form will be posted here beginning March 1. Once your submission has been approved, information about your Pop-up Giving Station will appear on these websites in early April 2022.
Each Pop-up Giving Station must have a minimum of five (5) nonprofit organizations participating. Only one online application should be submitted for each Pop-up Giving Station. Coordinate with the participating nonprofit organizations who will be responsible for submitting your online Pop-up Giving Station application.
Is there a deadline to be an official Pop-up Giving Station?
Yes. To be included on the Giving Challenge website as an official Pop-up Giving Station, the online registration form must be completed by 5:00 pm March 28, 2022. The registration form will be posted here beginning March 1, 2022.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions about Pop-up Giving Stations?
If you have additional questions or would like more information, please send an email to GivingChallenge@CFSarasota.org.